Le Socrate

Rue Micheli-du-Crest 6, 1205 Genève Switzerland Map
Average price CHF50.00
8,9 /10
1509 reviews
167 reviews

Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with TheFork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Special offers

-50% off the "à la carte" menu!

Set menus and drinks not included

Menus

Lunch menu CHF 23.-

Price per person. By reserving this Set Menu, you may choose once at the restaurant to order using the Set Menu or a la carte.

This menu includes : Start + Main or Main + Desert

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About the restaurant Le Socrate

ESPRIT CANAILLE - Il y a une atmosphère de bouchon lyonnais dans ce vieux bistrot tout proche de Plainpalais et du boulevard des Philosophes ! Déco rétro et objets anciens aux murs, sol en damier et petites tables en bois : Le Socrate est un bon troquet comme on les aime.

SAVEURS D'ANTAN - À vous les petits plats fait maison à la Française ! Terrine de la grand-mère Angèle ou os à moelle à la fleur de sel, joue de bœuf braisée, souris d'agneau confite au thym frais et fondant au chocolat, vous ferez le plein d’authenticité.

BY GAULT MILLAU - Recommandé par le célèbre guide, voici un joli recoin de Genève où l’on vient aussi pour déguster un bon verre de vin…

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
CHF50.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • CHF5.50
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • CHF7.00
    Glass of wine
  • CHF42.00
    En flaske vin
  • CHF13.00
    Glass of champagne
  • CHF3.70
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Le Socrate

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Tram (T12)
  • Car park Parking des Philosophes

Opening time

Déjeuner : de 12h à 14h (sauf samedi et dimanche)
Dîner : de 19h à 22h (sauf dimanche)

Closing period

Une semaine entre Noël et le Jour de l'an

Services

  • Mastercard , Visa
  • Air conditioned , English spoken , Français parlé , Pets allowed , Terrace , Wifi
Fabulous
8,9 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
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  • 9
    515
  • 8
    362
  • 7
    112
  • < 7
    84
Food
9,1
Service
9
Setting
8,4
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Correct
46/1511 reviews
Fabrizio N.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 14 Mar 2017
Went here with my girlfriend for her birthday; the quality of the food was very high and it was also tasty.
We took a main, a wine, a bottle of water, a dessert.
Given that the place has a michelin star, the price was OK, but we had a 50% off on the 'a la carte' which made it super convenient.
Also the atmosphere was nice and one of the waiter explained us the menu in our language, italian.
Will definitively come back.
Christine B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Feb 2017
Great restaurant, cosy atmosphere inside. Food is delicious, especially the Agneau and Joue de boeuf. The appetizers are definitely worth a try (foie gras and the bonne marrow are amazing). An extensive hunting menu is available as well.. The staff are friendly, and welcoming. Would definitely say this is a must try in Geneva!
Chris S.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Feb 2017
An absolute delight, will return with pleasure.
Authentic cuisine and friendly service.
Pauwel D.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Feb 2017
Very classical french food, great taste and nice presentation!
Julian D.
Foodie
(27 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
10
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 10 Feb 2017
As always, nothing to object as to the cuisine, on the contrary: very satisfied with both the quality and quantity of the dishes served, one would think we were at a bouchon Lyonnais. Courteous and prompt service and an impeccable presentation to accompany a delicious meal, it is a place to come back to often. Only hiccup every time, and in spite of announcing oneself by name and mentioning a reservation made through La Fourchette, they forget to apply the discount when the bill comes and it needs to be sent back. Not efficient and leaves a poor impression.
wayne O.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
6
Service
4
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 3 Feb 2017
Our reception was not welcoming... but the service improved after that. My first course was OK but the sauce reminded me of Heinz Ketchup. The second course was much better. As is usual with some restaurants, they leave the table crowded with glasses, bottles and plates, and then side plates of vegetables, which are really unnecessary in my opinion. Overall, the experience was better than average for Geneva.
Björn L.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Feb 2017
Fantastic place with excellent French menu and great guys/service. Highly recommended.
Rodolfo R.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Jan 2017
Great food and great place in a place favored by locals.
Valerie B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 16 Jan 2017
Nice and welcoming staff! Lovely food, with great flavors! I will definitely come back :-)
Robert L.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Jan 2017
Excellent food, we had the Cochon and the Lamb. The recommended wine was also very good and worth its price. The waiters were friendly and didn't take very long to take our orders or bring the food, only in the end after waiting to pay for about 25mins we ended up paying at the bar, but that didn't affect our very good experience here. It is a very typical french style bistro, a relaxed atmosphere, which also means there is a certain noise level, but I prefer friendly chatter to absolute silence so you can feel at ease talking without worrying about disturbing anyone.
Frederic C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Jan 2017
Very good food, very nice atmosphere and good service even with a discount.
Amy G.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 26 Dec 2016
We had a great dinner at Le Socrate. The food and the wine were everything we expect from Switzerland. Service was friendly. We would return - highly recommended!
cheryl Z.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Dec 2016
Grat place and a wonderful system in an otherwise expensive Switzerland.
Julian D.
Foodie
(27 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 19 Dec 2016
Good atmosphere despite the medium-sized dining area, with reasonable distance between tables allowing sufficient intimacy in conversations. Asked for the "plat du jour" which was a quite sizeable, magnificently presented and delicious "souris d'agneau". Other customers' dishes looked equally enticing. Home cooking with a certan flair but no unnecessary complications. The same can be said of the delightful desserts. Took advantage of an attactive 50% discount. Will certainly return.
Patrick P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 29 Nov 2016
Bistro type of Restaurant. Great Food and Service. A bit loud if you would like to be in a quite place.
Anton V.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Nov 2016
Perfect cuisine - lamb and beef are superb and extremely tender! There is also a good choice of wines.
Angela O.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 14 Nov 2016
Very good food - especially the recommended joue de boeuf and souris d'agneau and very nice service.
Ruben N.
Foodie
(39 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 10 Oct 2016
Very nice restaurant and excellent cuisine. Needs some improvements with the waiters and the service, but all in all completely recommend.
Luciana V.
Foodie
(37 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
10
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 7 Oct 2016
Very good dishes and nice classical-looking restaurant. However, when we went it was a full-house, so it was quite hot inside (uncomfortable, given it was <10 degrees outside) and the waiters were completely lost for service (it took us more than 1h30 to get our main dishes, more than 30min to order the wine). So the food was good, but the experience around it was disappointing.
Mario D.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 27 Sep 2016
Very pleasent environment and good food. Very good wine selection.
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